How to get Vincent in FF7 – An Easy Guide

Vincent is one of the best characters in Final Fantasy 7, but can be tricky to find if you don’t know exactly where to go. In fact, many people even go the entire game without completing the Vincent Valentine optional quest.   

Luckily, he’s quite easy to find. Here we’ve created a simple guide that will show you how to get Vincent in FF7


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How to get Vincent in FF7

Step 1 – Head to the Shinra Mansion

The Shinra Mansion is at the top of this picture
The Shinra Mansion is just above Cloud in this picture

The first step to get Vincent in FF7 is to head to the Shinra Mansion in Nibelheim. The Shinra Mansion is situated just outside of Nibelheim, which is the hometown of Cloud and Tifa. 

You get to go to the mansion early on in the game and will have the chance to get Vincent on Disc One (if playing on the PS1). It is a derelict building with many different rooms, the basement is where we’ll eventually find Vincent Valentine. 

Step 2 – Find the combination for the locked door

Input the correct combination to open the gate
Input the correct combination to open the gate

The first room of interest in the Shinra mansion is the library, which you’ll find on the first floor. Here, you’ll see a big door that requires a combination to unlock it. If you want to know the combination right away, skip to the end of this Step 2 section. Otherwise, the clues can be found on a letter on the ground floor of the Shinra Mansion. They contain hints to safe combination:

  • Clue 1 – “The lid of the box with the most oxygen.”
    There are a number of treasure chests in the Shinra Mansion. Find the chest in the room full of plants. 
  • Clue 2 – “Behind the Ivory’s short of tea and ray.”
    Find a room with a piano in it on the first floor, the combination code you need is found on the floor next to the piano. 
  • Clue 3 – “The creek in the floor near the chair on the second floor…”
    Head to the second floor and a room with a chair next to a bed. Move around and wait for the floor to creak. Now take 5 steps left, 9 steps up, 2 steps left, and 6 steps up. This should take you to a narrow corridor on the second floor and you should find the third combination code is on the floor.  
  • Clue 4 – Invisible Ink.
    This is the easiest number to find. Scroll to the space below dial (3) on the letter and push the interact button. It will give you the final combination number. 

If you want to skip solving the clues, the combination for the clues door is  : Right 36, Left 10, Right 59, Right 97.

Step 3 – Fight the Lost Number 

The Lost Number
The Lost Number

Head back to the library and interact with the door. Enter the combination code in the correct order and within the time allocated. If done correctly, a fight will commence with the Lost Number.

To beat the enemy easily, cast Poison and ChocoMog on it early and then proceed to attack with strong melee blows until it is dead. This shouldn’t be too hard. You’ll also get a nice reward for winning the battle – Red XIII’s Ultimate Limit Break, Cosmo Memory

After defeating the Lost Number, interact once more with the now unlocked safe and you will receive the Key to the basement. This will lead to the last step to get Vincent in FF7.  

Step 4 – Head to the basement to find Vincent’s coffin

After interacting with the Coffin and leaving, Vincent will chase after you
After interacting with the Coffin and leaving, Vincent will chase after you

Now you have the key, head down to the basement in the Shinra Mansion. When you find a circular room with a spiral staircase leading downwards, you’re on the right track. The basement is at the bottom of here.

Open the locked door in the basement to a room full of coffins. Interact with the only closed coffin and it will open to reveal Vincent! Let the story dialogue play out and learn about his backstory. 

After your interaction, turn away and leave the basement. Just as you get to the exit of the basement, Vincent will call out to you and ask to join your team. And there you go! That’s how to get Vincent in FF7. 

Can you get Vincent in FF7 Remake?

No, Vincent is not available as a playable character in FF7 Remake. That being said, it has been suggested that Vincent could make an appearance in future Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLCs

If you’re craving some more of Vincent, you could always check out the Dirge of Cerberus game that was released for the PS2. Vincent is the main protagonist of the game, which is set three years after FF7

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For a more detailed walkthrough on how to get Vincent, check out the informative YouTube video below by Dansg08. 

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